1946 - 2007
Journalist, author of books for children, poetry books, haiku books and essays, Ginka Biliarska was born in Svishtov, Bulgaria. Her haiku have appeared in many magazines, journals, and books in nine languages. She was Secretary (2000 - 2003) and President (2003 - 2007) of Bulgarian Haiku Club. She died 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Awards and Other Honors: Some of her awards and other honors include but are not limited to: Haiku of the Month, Shining Star Poetry (USA, 2006); Third Place, 6th International Haiku Contest (Ludbreg - Croatia, 2007); Second Place, Calico Cat Haiku Contest (2007).
Books Published: Bravissimo (1997); Vivo-vivace (1997); Haiku (1998); Haiku. Tanka (2000); The Day of the Butterfly (2001); Vishnevo Haiku (2002). She was the selector for the anthologies The Flower (2002), The Rose (2003), The Road (2004), and Song of the Water (children haiku, 2004).
Credits: "Between the winter" - frogpond XXIV:1 [International Haiku Issue] (2001); "Web cracks" - nominated in the haiku contest Graf Mur (Russia, 2003); "Could not believe" - Haikumena 2; "across the path" - Haikumena 2; "hoofbeat" - Haikumena 2; "drop, drop, drop" - Bulgarian Pages; "Empty swing" - The Flower, Bulgarian Haiku Anthology (2002).